conscription

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con·scrip·tion

 (kən-skrĭp′shən)
n.
1. Compulsory enrollment, especially for the armed forces; draft.
2. A monetary payment exacted by a government in wartime.

conscription

(kənˈskrɪpʃən)
n
(Military) compulsory military service

con•scrip•tion

(kənˈskrɪp ʃən)

n.
compulsory enrollment of persons for military or naval service; draft.
[1790–1800; < French < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conscription - compulsory military serviceconscription - compulsory military service    
militarisation, militarization, mobilization, mobilisation - act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
levy en masse, levy - the act of drafting into military service
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

conscription

noun
Compulsory enrollment in military service:
Translations
branná povinnostodvod
værnepligt
herkvaîning
vpoklic
askere almaaskerlik

conscription

[kənˈskrɪpʃən] Nservicio m militar obligatorio, conscripción f (LAm)

conscription

[kənˈskrɪpʃən] nconscription f

conscription

nWehrpflicht f; (= act of conscripting)Einberufung f; (of army)Aushebung f

conscription

[kənˈskrɪpʃn] narruolamento (obbligatorio), coscrizione f

conscript

(ˈkonskript) noun
a person legally ordered by the state to serve in the armed forces etc.
(kənˈskript) verb
legally to order (someone) to serve in the armed forces etc. He was conscripted into the army.
conˈscription (-ʃən) noun
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